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Annual Report 2016-2017

The Path to Healthy, Connected Jewish Teens

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Words that wound and words that heal

How do we assure Jewish teens that decency and civility and kindness are more valuable than a sharp tongue?

Rosh Hodesh

Learn more about how Moving Traditions inspires and empowers girls in the Jewish community 

Shevet Achim

Find out how Moving Traditions is pioneering a new model of connection for Jewish teen boys 


Mission

At Moving Traditions we believe that when Judaism promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward. Through our field-tested programs Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, Moving Traditions creates experiences that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society.

News


New program aims to get B’nai Mitzvah teens to open up

Moving Traditions, a Jenkintown, Pa.-based organization specializing in Jewish youth engagement, was among the 12 recipients of this year’s Cutting Edge Grants, given out by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) and announced Aug.  16. It will receive $200,000 over the next three years to institute its pilot b’nai mitzvah program in Los Angeles, beginning this fall.


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Profiles


In Profile: Dana Edell, PhD — Educational Consultant to Moving Traditions

Dana Edell is an activist-scholar-artist and the executive director of SPARK Movement, an intergenerational girls’ activist organization that provides tools and resources to ignite a global online and on-the-ground young feminist movement. She has directed more than 70…


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Insights


Words that wound and words that heal

How do we counter this life lesson from the political world? How do we assure Jewish teens that decency and civility and kindness are more valuable than a sharp tongue?


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